Safety Rules

Your safety is our top priority. Please take a moment to read the rules of shotgun safety.

  • Always Treat Every Firearm as if it's Loaded: Regardless of whether you know the firearm is unloaded, always handle it with the assumption that it is loaded. This mindset promotes careful and responsible handling.
  • Keep the Muzzle Pointed in a Safe Direction: Always ensure the muzzle of the semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns are pointed upwards. Break-action shotguns must to be open without exception when the firearm is not in use.
  • Keep Your Finger Off the Trigger Until Ready to Shoot: Keep your trigger finger outside the trigger guard and alongside the firearm until you are ready to shoot. 
  • Know Your Target and What's Beyond It: Be aware of your target and what lies beyond it. Ensure there are no unintended targets or people downrange before firing.
  • Wear Ear and Eye Protection: Always wear appropriate hearing and eye protection while at the shooting range. Protecting your eyes and ears from loud noises and debris is essential for your safety.
  • Follow Range Commands and Regulations: Listen carefully to range officers and follow their instructions at all times. Familiarize yourself with the specific rules and regulations of the shooting range and adhere to them.
  • Unload Firearms When Not in Use: Keep firearms unloaded when not in use, whether on the shooting bench or when transitioning between shooting stations. Ensure the action is open, and the firearm is clear of any ammunition. There are no exceptions to this rule.
  • Store Firearms Securely: When not actively using them, securely store firearms in a case or rack provided by the range. Do not leave firearms unattended or accessible to unauthorized individuals.
  • Avoid Alcohol and Drugs: Never handle firearms under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any impairing substances. Even a small amount can significantly impair judgment and coordination, leading to unsafe conditions.
  • Know and Understand Your Firearm: Before using any firearm, familiarize yourself with its operation, including how to safely load, unload, and handle it. If you're unsure, seek assistance from a knowledgeable individual or range officer.
  • Keep Firearms Clean and Well-Maintained: Regularly clean and maintain your firearms to ensure they function safely and reliably. Follow manufacturer recommendations for maintenance and inspection schedules.
  • Shell Pouch or Shooting Vests Are Mandatory: All clay target shooter's must have a shooting vest, shell pouch, or jacket with large open pockets in order to shoot. Placing the box of shells on the ground and picking them out intermittently is strictly prohibited.
  • Be Respectful and Courteous: Treat fellow shooters and range staff with respect and courtesy. Follow proper range etiquette, including waiting your turn, not disturbing others, and cleaning up after yourself.

Following these rules will help ensure a safe and enjoyable shooting experience for everyone at the range.